Get your notebook display on to an external projector in Windows 7

Most laptops come loaded with different display utilities to help you display your screen contents onto and external projector. Windows 7 simplifies this job.

External projector Display options

To get your notebook display onto an external projector in Windows 7, simply run displayswitch.exe and hit Enter or click the Win+P shortcut key. This will bring up the following window:


Choose the option you want:

– Show desktop only on computer display
– Duplicate desktop on projector
– Extend desktop to projector
– Show desktop only on projector

To have more control over the presentation setting, press Win+X to open the Windows Mobility Center.

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